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Aadhaar not required for school admissions, CBSE, UGC, NEET exams, says Supreme Court

September 28, 2018

The Supreme Court on Wednesday announced that Aadhar is not mandatory for exams of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), University Grants Commission (UGC) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Similarly, the court also ruled out the need to produce the 12-digit unique identification number for school admissions. SC made the ruling in its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of Aadhaar.

“Education has taken us from thumb impression to signature, now technology has taken us from signature to thumb impression,” said the apex court. The bench headed by the CJI included Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan.

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